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Persisting cough with trouble breathing. Asthma suspected. Not responding to inhalers. What else to do?

Hi i have had a persistent cough for 20 weeks now i had a chest x ray last week and that came back clear. I ve had trouble breathing ever since then that will come and go, doctors think i may have asthma but the inhaler doesn t help with my breathing or coughing after ive used it. Just wondered if you could give me any alternatives as to what this might be thank you.
Asked On : Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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persistent cough has few reasons.
1 post nasal drip persistant mucus coming from back of nose into throat
2 gastrites
3 vocal cord problems
4 BP drugs
so again consult your GP for review

Answered: Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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